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226. Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord

1 Draw near and take the body of the Lord
And drink the holy blood for you outpoured.

2 Saved by that body, hallowed by that blood,
Whereby refreshed, we render thanks to God.

3 Salvation's giver, Christ, the only Son,
By his dear cross and blood the vict'ry won.

4 Offered was he for greatest and for least,
Himself the victim and himself the priest.

5 Come forward then with faithful hearts sincere,
And take the pledges of salvation here.

6 He who his saints in this world rules and shields,
To all believers life eternal yields,

7 With heav'nly bread makes those who hunger whole,
Gives living waters to the thirsty soul.

8 The judge eternal, unto whom shall bow
Al nations at the last, is with us now.

Text Information
First Line: Draw near and take the body of the Lord
Title: Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Holy Communion
Source: Latin hymn, 7th cent.
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur S. Sullivan, 1842-1900
Meter: 10 10
Key: E♭ Major

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